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元宵節的由來

元宵节的由来

The origin of the Lantern Festival

Intermediate

中國,生活,傳說,節日,習俗

中国,生活,传说,节日,习俗

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    元宵节 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵节

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A
shì

shì

V

to be

HSK1

Num

one

HSK1

M

classifier for people or objects in general

HSK1
重要 zhòng yào
重要

zhòng yào

Adj

important

HSK1
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
传统 chuán tǒng
传统

chuán tǒng

Adj

traditional

HSK4
节日 jié rì
节日

jié rì

N

festival

HSK2
每年 měi nián
每年

měi nián

Adv

every year

N/A
农历 nóng lì
农历

nóng lì

N

lunar calendar

HSK7-9
新年 xīn nián
新年

xīn nián

N

new year

HSK1
之后 zhī hòu
之后

zhī hòu

Adv

after

HSK4
人们 rén men
人们

rén men

N

people

HSK2
huì

huì

V

will; would; be likely to

HSK1
guà

guà

V

to hang

HSK3
shàng

shàng

Ptc

on; verb+上, as verb complement

HSK1
五彩 wǔ cǎi
五彩

wǔ cǎi

Adj

colorful

N/A
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
灯笼 dēng long
灯笼

dēng long

N

lantern

HSK7-9

Conj

and, as well as

HSK1
装饰 zhuāng shì
装饰

zhuāng shì

N

ornament

HSK5
diǎn

diǎn

V

to light

HSK1
liàng

liàng

Adj

bright

N/A
夜晚 yè wǎn
夜晚

yè wǎn

N

night

HSK7-9
元宵节 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵节

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A

Adv

also

HSK1
jiào

jiào

V

to be called

HSK1
上元节 Shàng yuán jié
上元节

Shàng yuán jié

N

Shangyuan Festival also called Lantern Festival, is a Chinese traditional festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar

N/A
zuì

zuì

Adv

the most

HSK1
zǎo

zǎo

Adj

early

HSK1
shì

shì

V

to be

HSK1
cóng

cóng

Prep

from

HSK1
liǎng

liǎng

Num

two

HSK1
qiān

qiān

Num

thousand

HSK2
duō

duō

Adv

[used after numerals]-odd

HSK1
nián

nián

N

year

HSK1
qián

qián

N

before

HSK1
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
秦汉 Qín Hàn
秦汉

Qín Hàn

N

the Qin (221-207 BC) and Han (206 BC-220 AD) dynasties

N/A
时期 shí qī
时期

shí qī

N

period

HSK6
开始 kāi shǐ
开始

kāi shǐ

V

to begin, to start to

HSK3
庆祝 qìnɡ zhù
庆祝

qìnɡ zhù

V

to celebrate

HSK3
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
shì

shì

V

to be

HSK1
庆祝 qìnɡ zhù
庆祝

qìnɡ zhù

V

to celebrate

HSK3
春天 chūn tiān
春天

chūn tiān

N

spring

HSK2
来临 lái lín
来临

lái lín

V

to come

HSK7-9

Conj

and, as well as

HSK1
xīn

xīn

Adj

new

HSK1
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
农历 nóng lì
农历

nóng lì

N

lunar calendar

HSK7-9
nián

nián

N

year

HSK1
开始 kāi shǐ
开始

kāi shǐ

V

to begin, to start to

HSK3
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
日子 rì zi
日子

rì zi

N

a (calendar) date

HSK2


    关于 guān yú
关于

guān yú

Prep

about

HSK4
元宵节 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵节

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A
yǒu

yǒu

V

there is;exist

HSK1

Num

one

HSK1

M

classifier for people or objects in general

HSK1
古老 gǔ lǎo
古老

gǔ lǎo

Adj

ancient

HSK5
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
故事 gù shi
故事

gù shi

N

story

HSK2
hěn

hěn

Adv

very, quite

HSK1
jiǔ

jiǔ

Adj

long

HSK3
以前 yǐ qián
以前

yǐ qián

N

ago

HSK2
地球 Dì qiú
地球

Dì qiú

N

Earth

HSK2
shàng

shàng

N

on, above

HSK1
yǒu

yǒu

V

there is;exist

HSK1
hěn

hěn

Adv

very, quite

HSK1
duō

duō

Adj

many, much

HSK1
可怕 kě pà
可怕

kě pà

Adj

terrible, fearful

HSK2
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
动物 dòng wù
动物

dòng wù

N

animal

HSK3
它们 tā men
它们

tā men

Pron

they (for inanimate objects)

HSK2
威胁 wēi xié
威胁

wēi xié

V

to threaten

HSK6
人们 rén men
人们

rén men

N

people

HSK2
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
安全 ān quán
安全

ān quán

N

safety

HSK2
yǒu

yǒu

V

there is;exist

HSK1

Num

one

HSK1
tiān

tiān

N

day

HSK1

Num

one

HSK1
zhī

zhī

M

classifier for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels, etc.

HSK2
神鸟 shén niǎo
神鸟

shén niǎo

Phrase

supernatural bird

N/A
fēi

fēi

V

to fly

HSK1
dào

dào

Prep

to

HSK1
le

le

Ptc

completed action

HSK2
人间 rén jiān
人间

rén jiān

N

the human world

HSK5
dàn

dàn

Conj

but; yet; however

N/A
bèi

bèi

Ptc

a passive marker, is commonly used in translating English passive sentences

HSK3

Num

one

HSK1

M

classifier for people or objects in general

HSK1
猎人 liè rén
猎人

liè rén

N

hunter

N/A
shè

shè

V

to shoot

HSK5
shāng

shāng

Adj

injured

HSK3
天庭 tiān tíng
天庭

tiān tíng

N

heaven

N/A
知道 zhī dào
知道

zhī dào

V

HSK1
hòu

hòu

N

later;after

HSK1
玉帝 Yù dì
玉帝

Yù dì

N

the Jade Emperor

N/A
非常 fēi cháng
非常

fēi cháng

Adv

very much, extraordinary

HSK1
生气 shēng qì
生气

shēng qì

Adj

angry

HSK1
决定 jué dìng
决定

jué dìng

V

to decide, to determine

HSK3
zài

zài

Prep

be at, be in, be on

HSK1
农历 nóng lì
农历

nóng lì

N

lunar calendar

HSK7-9
正月 zhēng yuè
正月

zhēng yuè

N

first month of the Lunar Year

N/A
十五 shí wǔ
十五

shí wǔ

Num

fifteen

N/A

N

date

HSK1
毁灭 huǐ miè
毁灭

huǐ miè

V

to destroy

HSK7-9
人间 rén jiān
人间

rén jiān

N

the human world

HSK5
人们 rén men
人们

rén men

N

people

HSK2
听说 tīng shuō
听说

tīng shuō

V

heard that…, it is said that…, people said that…

HSK2
le

le

Ptc

completed action

HSK2
zhè

zhè

Pron

this, these

HSK1
jiàn

jiàn

M

classifier for events and clothes

HSK2
shì

shì

N

thing, matter, affair

HSK1
dōu

dōu

Adv

all, both

HSK1
hěn

hěn

Adv

very, quite

HSK1
担心 dān xīn
担心

dān xīn

V

to worry about, to fret over with

HSK4

Num

one

HSK1
wèi

wèi

M

classifier for people

HSK2
yǒu

yǒu

V

to have;has;own

HSK1
智慧 zhì huì
智慧

zhì huì

N

wisdom

HSK6
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
老人 lǎo rén
老人

lǎo rén

N

elderly, old people, old man or woman, seniors

HSK1
提出 tí chū
提出

tí chū

Phrase

to raise (an issue); to propose

HSK2
le

le

Ptc

completed action

HSK2

Num

one

HSK1

M

classifier for people or objects in general

HSK1
办法 bàn fǎ
办法

bàn fǎ

N

means, method, way

HSK2
ràng

ràng

V

to let, to make

HSK2
大家 dà jiā
大家

dà jiā

Pron

everybody, everyone

HSK2
zài

zài

Prep

be at, be in, be on

HSK1
农历 nóng lì
农历

nóng lì

N

lunar calendar

HSK7-9
正月 zhēng yuè
正月

zhēng yuè

N

first month of the Lunar Year

N/A
十四 shí sì
十四

shí sì

Num

fourteen; 14

N/A
十五 shí wǔ
十五

shí wǔ

Num

fifteen

N/A
十六 shí liù
十六

shí liù

Num

sixteen

N/A
zhè

zhè

Pron

this, these

HSK1
sān

sān

Num

three

HSK1
tiān

tiān

N

day

HSK1
guà

guà

V

to hang

HSK3
灯笼 dēng long
灯笼

dēng long

N

lantern

HSK7-9
fàng

fàng

V

to light; to set off

HSK1
烟火 yān huǒ
烟火

yān huǒ

N

fireworks

HSK7-9
老人 lǎo rén
老人

lǎo rén

N

elderly, old people, old man or woman, seniors

HSK1
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
计画 jì huà
计画

jì huà

N

plan, project

HSK2
成功 chéng gōng
成功

chéng gōng

V

to succeed

HSK3
le

le

Ptc

completed action

HSK2
玉帝 yù dì
玉帝

yù dì

N

the Jade Emperor

N/A
jiù

jiù

Adv

precisely, exactly

HSK1
以为 yǐ wéi
以为

yǐ wéi

V

to assume wrongly

HSK2
人间 rén jiān
人间

rén jiān

N

the human world

HSK5
已经 yǐ jīng
已经

yǐ jīng

Adv

already, have + p.p.

HSK2
bèi

bèi

Ptc

a passive marker, is commonly used in translating English passive sentences

HSK3
huǒ

huǒ

N

fire

HSK3
shāo

shāo

V

to burn

N/A
guāng

guāng

Adj

to be finish; none left

HSK3
le

le

Ptc

change in situation

HSK2
从此 cóng cǐ
从此

cóng cǐ

Adv

from now on

HSK4
人们 rén men
人们

rén men

N

people

HSK2
jiù

jiù

Adv

precisely, exactly

HSK1
zài

zài

Prep

be at, be in, be on

HSK1
农历 nóng lì
农历

nóng lì

N

lunar calendar

HSK7-9
正月 zhēng yuè
正月

zhēng yuè

N

first month of the Lunar Year

N/A
十五 shí wǔ
十五

shí wǔ

Num

fifteen

N/A

N

date

HSK1
guà

guà

V

to hang

HSK3
灯笼 dēng long
灯笼

dēng long

N

lantern

HSK7-9
fàng

fàng

V

to light; to set off

HSK1
烟火 yān huǒ
烟火

yān huǒ

N

fireworks

HSK7-9
庆祝 qìnɡ zhù
庆祝

qìnɡ zhù

V

to celebrate

HSK3
元宵节 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵节

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A


    元宵节 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵节

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A
不仅 bù jǐn
不仅

bù jǐn

Conj

N/A
shì

shì

V

to be

HSK1
guà

guà

V

to hang

HSK3
灯笼 dēng long
灯笼

dēng long

N

lantern

HSK7-9
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
节日 jié rì
节日

jié rì

N

festival

HSK2

Adv

also

HSK1
shì

shì

V

to be

HSK1
家人 jiā rén
家人

jiā rén

N

family members

HSK1

Conj

and, as well as

HSK1
朋友 péng yǒu
朋友

péng yǒu

N

friend

HSK1

V

to get together

HSK4
zài

zài

Adv

be

HSK1
一起 yì qǐ
一起

yì qǐ

Adv

together

HSK1
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
时候 shí hou
时候

shí hou

N

(the duration of) time, period

HSK1
大家 dà jiā
大家

dà jiā

Pron

everybody, everyone

HSK2
一起 yì qǐ
一起

yì qǐ

Adv

together

HSK1
zuò

zuò

V

to do (something)

HSK1
灯笼 dēng long
灯笼

dēng long

N

lantern

HSK7-9
装饰 zhuāng shì
装饰

zhuāng shì

V

to decorate

HSK5
房子 fáng zi
房子

fáng zi

N

house, building

HSK1
共同 gòng tóng
共同

gòng tóng

Adv

jointly; together

HSK3
庆祝 qìnɡ zhù
庆祝

qìnɡ zhù

V

to celebrate

HSK3
这个 zhè gè
这个

zhè gè

Phrase

(pronoun) this

N/A
特别 tè bié
特别

tè bié

Adj

special, unique

HSK2
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

HSK1
日子 rì zi
日子

rì zi

N

a (calendar) date

HSK2
如今 rú jīn
如今

rú jīn

N

nowadays; now

HSK4
zài

zài

Prep

be at, be in, be on

HSK1
中国 Zhōng guó
中国

Zhōng guó

Proper Noun

China

N/A
台湾 Tái wān
台湾

Tái wān

Proper Noun

Taiwan

Conj

and, as well as

HSK1
世界 shì jiè
世界

shì jiè

N

world

HSK3
许多 xǔ duō
许多

xǔ duō

Num

many, much, a lot of

HSK2
地方 dì fang
地方

dì fang

N

place

HSK1
dōu

dōu

Adv

all, both

HSK1
huì

huì

V

will; would; be likely to

HSK1
庆祝 qìnɡ zhù
庆祝

qìnɡ zhù

V

to celebrate

HSK3
元宵节 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵节

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A

The Lantern Festival is an important traditional holiday. After the Lunar New Year, people hang colorful lanterns and decorations, lighting up the night. The Lantern Festival, also known as Yuanxiao Festival, originated more than two thousand years ago during the Qin and Han dynasties. It celebrates the arrival of spring and the beginning of the new lunar year.

There is an ancient story about the Lantern Festival. Long ago, there were many terrifying creatures on Earth that threatened people's safety. One day, a divine bird flew to the human realm but was shot by a hunter. When the heavenly court learned about this, the Jade Emperor became very angry and decided to destroy the human realm on the fifteenth day of the lunar month. When people heard about this, they were very worried. A wise old man came up with a plan: everyone should hang lanterns and set off fireworks on the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth days of the lunar month. The old man's plan succeeded, and the Jade Emperor thought that the human realm had already been burned down. Since then, people have been hanging lanterns and setting off fireworks on the fifteenth day of the lunar month to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

The Lantern Festival is not only a festival of hanging lanterns but also a time for family and friends to gather. Everyone makes lanterns together, decorates the house, and celebrates this special day. Nowadays, the Lantern Festival is celebrated in many places in China, Taiwan, and around the world.

Keyword

  • 之后

    (Adv)

    zhī hòu

    after

    HSK4

  • 灯笼

    (N)

    dēng long

    lantern

    HSK7-9

  • 庆祝

    (V)

    qìnɡ zhù

    to celebrate

    HSK3

  • 关于

    (Prep)

    guān yú

    about

    HSK4

  • 智慧

    (N)

    zhì huì

    wisdom

    HSK6

  • 不仅

    (Conj)

    bù jǐn

    N/A

  • (V)

    to get together

    HSK4

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    元宵節 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵節

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A
shì

shì

Vst

to be

TOCFL1

N

one

TOCFL1
ge

ge

M

classifier for people or objects in general

TOCFL1
重要 zhòng yào
重要

zhòng yào

Vs/Adj

important

TOCFL2
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
傳統 chuán tǒng
傳統

chuán tǒng

Vs/Adj

traditional

TOCFL3
節日 jié rì
節日

jié rì

N

festival

TOCFL3
每年 měi nián
每年

měi nián

Adv

every year

N/A
農曆 nóng lì
農曆

nóng lì

N

lunar calendar

TOCFL4
新年 xīn nián
新年

xīn nián

N

new year

TOCFL2
之後 zhī hòu
之後

zhī hòu

Adv

after

TOCFL4
人們 rén men
人們

rén men

N

people

TOCFL4
huì

huì

Vaux

will; would; be likely to

TOCFL1
guà

guà

V

to hang

TOCFL2
shàng

shàng

Ptc

on; verb+上, as verb complement

TOCFL1
五彩 wǔ cǎi
五彩

wǔ cǎi

Vs-attr

colorful

TOCFL7
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
燈籠 dēng lóng
燈籠

dēng lóng

N

lantern

TOCFL6
hàn

hàn

Conj

and, as well as

TOCFL1
裝飾 zhuāng shì
裝飾

zhuāng shì

N

ornament

TOCFL5
diǎn

diǎn

V

to light

TOCFL1
liàng

liàng

Vs/Adj

bright

N/A
夜晚 yè wǎn
夜晚

yè wǎn

N

night

TOCFL3
元宵節 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵節

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A

Adv

also

TOCFL1
jiào

jiào

Vst

to be called

TOCFL1
上元節 Shàng yuán jié
上元節

Shàng yuán jié

N

Shangyuan Festival also called Lantern Festival, is a Chinese traditional festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar

N/A
zuì

zuì

Adv

the most

TOCFL1
zǎo

zǎo

Vs/Adj

early

TOCFL1
shì

shì

Vst

to be

TOCFL1
cóng

cóng

Prep

from

TOCFL1
liǎng

liǎng

N

two

TOCFL1
qiān

qiān

N

thousand

TOCFL1
duō

duō

Adv

[used after numerals]-odd

TOCFL1
nián

nián

N

year

TOCFL1
qián

qián

N

before

TOCFL1
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
秦漢 Qín Hàn
秦漢

Qín Hàn

N

the Qin (221-207 BC) and Han (206 BC-220 AD) dynasties

N/A
時期 shí qí
時期

shí qí

N

period

TOCFL4
開始 kāi shǐ
開始

kāi shǐ

Vp

to begin, to start to

TOCFL2
慶祝 qìng zhù
慶祝

qìng zhù

V

to celebrate

TOCFL4
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
shì

shì

Vst

to be

TOCFL1
慶祝 qìng zhù
慶祝

qìng zhù

V

to celebrate

TOCFL4
春天 chūn tiān
春天

chūn tiān

N

spring

TOCFL2
來臨 lái lín
來臨

lái lín

V

to come

TOCFL5
hàn

hàn

Conj

and, as well as

TOCFL1
xīn

xīn

Vs/Adj

new

TOCFL1
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
農曆 nóng lì
農曆

nóng lì

N

lunar calendar

TOCFL4
nián

nián

N

year

TOCFL1
開始 kāi shǐ
開始

kāi shǐ

Vp

to begin, to start to

TOCFL2
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
日子 rì zi
日子

rì zi

N

a (calendar) date

TOCFL3


    關於 guān yú
關於

guān yú

Prep

about

TOCFL4
元宵節 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵節

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A
yǒu

yǒu

Vst

there is;exist

TOCFL1

N

one

TOCFL1
ge

ge

M

classifier for people or objects in general

TOCFL1
古老 gǔ lǎo
古老

gǔ lǎo

Vs/Adj

ancient

TOCFL5
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
故事 gù shì
故事

gù shì

N

story

TOCFL2
hěn

hěn

Adv

very, quite

TOCFL1
jiǔ

jiǔ

Vs/Adj

long

TOCFL1
以前 yǐ qián
以前

yǐ qián

N

ago

TOCFL1
地球 Dì qiú
地球

Dì qiú

N

Earth

TOCFL4
shàng

shàng

N

on, above

TOCFL1
yǒu

yǒu

Vst

there is;exist

TOCFL1
hěn

hěn

Adv

very, quite

TOCFL1
duō

duō

Vs/Adj

many, much

TOCFL1
可怕 kě pà
可怕

kě pà

Vs/Adj

terrible, fearful

TOCFL3
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
動物 dòng wù
動物

dòng wù

N

animal

TOCFL3
它們 tā men
它們

tā men

N

they (for inanimate objects)

N/A
威脅 wēi xié
威脅

wēi xié

V

to threaten

TOCFL5
人們 rén men
人們

rén men

N

people

TOCFL4
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
安全 ān quán
安全

ān quán

N

safety

TOCFL3
yǒu

yǒu

Vst

there is;exist

TOCFL1

N

one

TOCFL1
tiān

tiān

N

day

TOCFL1

N

one

TOCFL1
zhī

zhī

M

classifier for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels, etc.

TOCFL2
神鳥 shén niǎo
神鳥

shén niǎo

Phrase

supernatural bird

N/A
fēi

fēi

V

to fly

TOCFL2
dào

dào

Prep

to

TOCFL1
le

le

Ptc

completed action

TOCFL2
人間 rén jiān
人間

rén jiān

N

the human world

TOCFL5
dàn

dàn

Conj

but; yet; however

TOCFL2
bèi

bèi

Ptc

a passive marker, is commonly used in translating English passive sentences

TOCFL2

N

one

TOCFL1
ge

ge

M

classifier for people or objects in general

TOCFL1
獵人 liè rén
獵人

liè rén

N

hunter

N/A
shè

shè

V

to shoot

TOCFL5
shāng

shāng

Vs/Adj

injured

TOCFL4
天庭 tiān tíng
天庭

tiān tíng

N

heaven

N/A
知道 zhī dào
知道

zhī dào

Vst

TOCFL1
hòu

hòu

N

later;after

TOCFL1
玉帝 Yù dì
玉帝

Yù dì

N

the Jade Emperor

N/A
非常 fēi cháng
非常

fēi cháng

Adv

very much, extraordinary

TOCFL1
生氣 shēng qì
生氣

shēng qì

Vs/Adj

angry

TOCFL2
決定 jué dìng
決定

jué dìng

Vpt

to decide, to determine

TOCFL2
zài

zài

Prep

be at, be in, be on

TOCFL1
農曆 nóng lì
農曆

nóng lì

N

lunar calendar

TOCFL4
正月 zhēng yuè
正月

zhēng yuè

N

first month of the Lunar Year

TOCFL5
十五 shí wǔ
十五

shí wǔ

N

fifteen

N/A

N

date

TOCFL1
毀滅 huǐ miè
毀滅

huǐ miè

V

to destroy

TOCFL6
人間 rén jiān
人間

rén jiān

N

the human world

TOCFL5
人們 rén men
人們

rén men

N

people

TOCFL4
聽說 tīng shuō
聽說

tīng shuō

V

heard that…, it is said that…, people said that…

TOCFL2
le

le

Ptc

completed action

TOCFL2
zhè

zhè

Det

this, these

TOCFL1
jiàn

jiàn

M

classifier for events and clothes

TOCFL1
shì

shì

N

thing, matter, affair

TOCFL1
dōu

dōu

Adv

all, both

TOCFL1
hěn

hěn

Adv

very, quite

TOCFL1
擔心 dān xīn
擔心

dān xīn

Vst

to worry about, to fret over with

TOCFL3

N

one

TOCFL1
wèi

wèi

M

classifier for people

TOCFL1
yǒu

yǒu

Vst

to have;has;own

TOCFL1
智慧 zhì huì
智慧

zhì huì

N

wisdom

TOCFL5
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
老人 lǎo rén
老人

lǎo rén

N

elderly, old people, old man or woman, seniors

TOCFL2
提出 tí chū
提出

tí chū

Phrase

to raise (an issue); to propose

N/A
le

le

Ptc

completed action

TOCFL2

N

one

TOCFL1
ge

ge

M

classifier for people or objects in general

TOCFL1
辦法 bàn fǎ
辦法

bàn fǎ

N

means, method, way

TOCFL2
ràng

ràng

V

to let, to make

TOCFL2
大家 dà jiā
大家

dà jiā

N

everybody, everyone

TOCFL1
zài

zài

Prep

be at, be in, be on

TOCFL1
農曆 nóng lì
農曆

nóng lì

N

lunar calendar

TOCFL4
正月 zhēng yuè
正月

zhēng yuè

N

first month of the Lunar Year

TOCFL5
十四 shí sì
十四

shí sì

N

fourteen; 14

N/A
十五 shí wǔ
十五

shí wǔ

N

fifteen

N/A
十六 shí liù
十六

shí liù

N

sixteen

N/A
zhè

zhè

Det

this, these

TOCFL1
sān

sān

N

three

TOCFL1
tiān

tiān

N

day

TOCFL1
guà

guà

V

to hang

TOCFL2
燈籠 dēng lóng
燈籠

dēng lóng

N

lantern

TOCFL6
fàng

fàng

V

to light; to set off

TOCFL2
煙火 yān huǒ
煙火

yān huǒ

N

fireworks

TOCFL4
老人 lǎo rén
老人

lǎo rén

N

elderly, old people, old man or woman, seniors

TOCFL2
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
計畫 jì huà
計畫

jì huà

N

plan, project

TOCFL2
成功 chéng gōng
成功

chéng gōng

Vp

to succeed

TOCFL3
le

le

Ptc

completed action

TOCFL2
玉帝 yù dì
玉帝

yù dì

N

the Jade Emperor

N/A
jiù

jiù

Adv

precisely, exactly

TOCFL1
以為 yǐ wéi
以為

yǐ wéi

Vst

to assume wrongly

TOCFL2
人間 rén jiān
人間

rén jiān

N

the human world

TOCFL5
已經 yǐ jīng
已經

yǐ jīng

Adv

already, have + p.p.

TOCFL2
bèi

bèi

Ptc

a passive marker, is commonly used in translating English passive sentences

TOCFL2
huǒ

huǒ

N

fire

TOCFL2
shāo

shāo

V

to burn

N/A
guāng

guāng

Vp

to be finish; none left

TOCFL3
le

le

Ptc

change in situation

TOCFL2
從此 cóng cǐ
從此

cóng cǐ

Adv

from now on

TOCFL4
人們 rén men
人們

rén men

N

people

TOCFL4
jiù

jiù

Adv

precisely, exactly

TOCFL1
zài

zài

Prep

be at, be in, be on

TOCFL1
農曆 nóng lì
農曆

nóng lì

N

lunar calendar

TOCFL4
正月 zhēng yuè
正月

zhēng yuè

N

first month of the Lunar Year

TOCFL5
十五 shí wǔ
十五

shí wǔ

N

fifteen

N/A

N

date

TOCFL1
guà

guà

V

to hang

TOCFL2
燈籠 dēng lóng
燈籠

dēng lóng

N

lantern

TOCFL6
fàng

fàng

V

to light; to set off

TOCFL2
煙火 yān huǒ
煙火

yān huǒ

N

fireworks

TOCFL4
慶祝 qìng zhù
慶祝

qìng zhù

V

to celebrate

TOCFL4
元宵節 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵節

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A


    元宵節 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵節

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A
不僅 bù jǐn
不僅

bù jǐn

Conj

N/A
shì

shì

Vst

to be

TOCFL1
guà

guà

V

to hang

TOCFL2
燈籠 dēng lóng
燈籠

dēng lóng

N

lantern

TOCFL6
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
節日 jié rì
節日

jié rì

N

festival

TOCFL3

Adv

also

TOCFL1
shì

shì

Vst

to be

TOCFL1
家人 jiā rén
家人

jiā rén

N

family members

TOCFL1
hàn

hàn

Conj

and, as well as

TOCFL1
朋友 péng yǒu
朋友

péng yǒu

N

friend

TOCFL1

Vi

to get together

TOCFL4
zài

zài

Adv

be

TOCFL1
一起 yì qǐ
一起

yì qǐ

Adv

together

TOCFL1
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
時候 shí hòu
時候

shí hòu

N

(the duration of) time, period

TOCFL1
大家 dà jiā
大家

dà jiā

N

everybody, everyone

TOCFL1
一起 yì qǐ
一起

yì qǐ

Adv

together

TOCFL1
zuò

zuò

V

to do (something)

TOCFL1
燈籠 dēng lóng
燈籠

dēng lóng

N

lantern

TOCFL6
裝飾 zhuāng shì
裝飾

zhuāng shì

V

to decorate

TOCFL5
房子 fáng zi
房子

fáng zi

N

house, building

TOCFL1
共同 gòng tóng
共同

gòng tóng

Adv

jointly; together

TOCFL4
慶祝 qìng zhù
慶祝

qìng zhù

V

to celebrate

TOCFL4
這個 zhè ge
這個

zhè ge

Phrase

(pronoun) this

N/A
特別 tè bié
特別

tè bié

Vs/Adj

special, unique

TOCFL2
de

de

Ptc

modifier marker

TOCFL1
日子 rì zi
日子

rì zi

N

a (calendar) date

TOCFL3
如今 rú jīn
如今

rú jīn

N

nowadays; now

TOCFL4
zài

zài

Prep

be at, be in, be on

TOCFL1
中國 Zhōng guó
中國

Zhōng guó

Proper Noun

China

N/A
台灣 Tái wān
台灣

Tái wān

Proper Noun

Taiwan

hàn

hàn

Conj

and, as well as

TOCFL1
世界 shì jiè
世界

shì jiè

N

world

TOCFL2
許多 xǔ duō
許多

xǔ duō

Det

many, much, a lot of

TOCFL3
地方 dì fāng
地方

dì fāng

N

place

TOCFL1
dōu

dōu

Adv

all, both

TOCFL1
huì

huì

Vaux

will; would; be likely to

TOCFL1
慶祝 qìng zhù
慶祝

qìng zhù

V

to celebrate

TOCFL4
元宵節 Yuán xiāo jié
元宵節

Yuán xiāo jié

N

Lantern Festival

N/A

The Lantern Festival is an important traditional holiday. After the Lunar New Year, people hang colorful lanterns and decorations, lighting up the night. The Lantern Festival, also known as Yuanxiao Festival, originated more than two thousand years ago during the Qin and Han dynasties. It celebrates the arrival of spring and the beginning of the new lunar year.

There is an ancient story about the Lantern Festival. Long ago, there were many terrifying creatures on Earth that threatened people's safety. One day, a divine bird flew to the human realm but was shot by a hunter. When the heavenly court learned about this, the Jade Emperor became very angry and decided to destroy the human realm on the fifteenth day of the lunar month. When people heard about this, they were very worried. A wise old man came up with a plan: everyone should hang lanterns and set off fireworks on the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth days of the lunar month. The old man's plan succeeded, and the Jade Emperor thought that the human realm had already been burned down. Since then, people have been hanging lanterns and setting off fireworks on the fifteenth day of the lunar month to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

The Lantern Festival is not only a festival of hanging lanterns but also a time for family and friends to gather. Everyone makes lanterns together, decorates the house, and celebrates this special day. Nowadays, the Lantern Festival is celebrated in many places in China, Taiwan, and around the world.

Keyword

  • 之後

    (Adv)

    zhī hòu

    after

    TOCFL4

  • 燈籠

    (N)

    dēng lóng

    lantern

    TOCFL6

  • 慶祝

    (V)

    qìng zhù

    to celebrate

    TOCFL4

  • 關於

    (Prep)

    guān yú

    about

    TOCFL4

  • 智慧

    (N)

    zhì huì

    wisdom

    TOCFL5

  • 不僅

    (Conj)

    bù jǐn

    N/A

  • (Vi)

    to get together

    TOCFL4

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